When Good Clients Go Bad

Remember when I said I felt bad about billing my client such a lofty amount? Well, as it turns out things only went from bad to worse. Let me rewind a bit to before I sent the invoice…I hadn’t heard from them in a few days so I asked if they still needed me and…

Invoice Anxiety

Today, the feeling of being a newbie to freelancing all came flooding back. It washed over me like a tidal wave of anxiety. I remember sending my first invoice. It was terribly scary because you really aren’t sure what you skills are worth at that point. In my last post, I talked about raising your…

I Raised My Rates and This is What Happened

I recently discovered a site called PeoplePerHour. It is a site where you can buy and sell freelance work similar to UpWork or Guru. I posted a few ads and had a little luck here and there, mostly through referrals. On the site, you have the option to “feature” your profile. I was thinking about…

One Big Reason You’re Not Reaching Your Goals

Do you make grand elaborate plans then forget about them? We all do it. We think of this spectacular thing we want to do, then we fail to follow through. This is what separates the “wants” from the “wills”. Setting goals isn’t useful unless you actually put in the work.   No. I didn’t say…

Goal Setting for 2017

It is the dawn of a new year and like millions of other people, I’m setting goals. Not just any goals though, SMART goals. What is a SMART goal? This is my definition:   S-Specific- You need to clearly define what it is you plan to accomplish. I want to lose 20 lbs by May…

A Day of Reflection and Forward Motion

This is it. The last day of 2016. It is hard to believe that another year has gone by so quickly. It was a tumultuous year for me. In the beginning, every day was a battle and my sobriety hung in the balance. I often felt it creeping up my body until it was choking…

Defining My Niche

Starting a business is hard. It’s even harder if you aren’t sure of anything except what you want to call it. I’m reading a lot of articles about how important it is to find your niche and make it as narrow as possible. I get it. I need a niche. I just can’t grasp exactly…

Q&A: @BloggerFly from Blogging Butterfly

Blogging is easily one of the most popular things you can do on the internet and Blogging Butterfly is a blog about blogging! It offers advice for setting up your own blog, growing your following and how social media can help spread the word. This week we had a chat with @BloggerFly about why they…

Topic of the Week: Blogging

Without a doubt, there is no better way to showcase your knowledge and skills than having your own blog. This is especially true for freelance workers. Originally created to be a sort of diary, blogging has grown to become a national pastime. People blog about everything from what they wore last night to the latest…

Who Am I Writing For?

Today I came to the realization that I need to focus my writing. I can’t just write a blog post for all the world to see. I need to have a laser focused persona that I’m writing to about all the greatness the web has to offer. These are the people that I want to…